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COVID-19 Updates

June 2, 2020

COVID-19 TDCJ Update

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice regrets to inform you of the death of an offender likely connected to the coronavirus.

David Quintero died May 10, 2020 at the Jester III Unit. He was 70 years old. He did test positive for COVID-19 and preliminary autopsy results suggest the virus as a contributing cause of death. Quintero had served 7 years of a 15-year sentence out of Bexar County.

In total there have been 62,937 offenders and 20,180 employees tested. 6,398 offenders and 952 staff have tested positive with a 7 percent positive rate on strike team testing. 1512 offenders and 443 staff recovered. There have been 40 offender deaths connected to COVID 19 with an additional 29 under investigation. There have been 7 employee line of duty deaths from COVID-19.


Helpful Links:

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - News Updates COVID-19
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - Texas Case Counts Map
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - World Map